De Gea contract talk | Reports: Agrees 6 year £117m contract

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  1. Jul 17, 2019

    UncleBob Full Member

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    ""How on earth is expecting your £350,000 a week goalkeeper to be able to pass/throw the ball to a team-mate a load of mumbo jumbo?""

    Not entirely sure how this is supposed to be interpreted as logic, you're insinuating that a player is unable to pass/throw the ball to team mates. Hyperbole.

    Calling it terrible is a bit of a stretch, the comparisons are also ott. Bailly, Lindeløf and Chris Smallings stats for passes completed combined doesn't even match Van Dijks or Laportes' passing alone. Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw and Young managed 3567 passes over the course of the season. Andrew Robertson, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk and Matip managed 5406...

    Per game we're talking 208 vs 304,5. Paints a decent enough portrait.

    The way we set up are entirely different, and it's hardly much of a surprise that Ederson and Alisson have 46,7 and 62,7% more passes, nor that 51% of De Gea's passes are long balls, while Ederson and Alisson are at 14,5% and 21,3%

    People are taking things a bit too far. De Gea's passing isn't the root to our defensive issues. It's easy to play around his weaknesses, while it's a bit more complicated (impossible, imho) to ignore defenders that aren't comfortable with the ball at their feet.

    Removing Ashley Young from the starting lineup, getting a cb that's comfortable with the ball and intelligent in his positioning and play (pretty much the exact opposite of the disaster that is Smalling and Jones) will go a long way in improving things
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    I know I didn't say nor imply that. He's terrible at kicking, I never considered stats when I made that observation. There are certain things that are very easy to spot on the eye and DDG being bad at kicking the ball is one of them. Same thing happens for Spain when he clears it too and they're designed to keep possession of the ball.
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    SadlerMUFC Full Member

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    I was wondering the same thing. I thought today we would see De Gea and Grant share time between the posts but it was Romero (who made a great save) and Peirera again...
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    Kerry Donaghy New Member

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    Then I suggest you read it again.
    I'm simply pointing out to a fellow poster that calling distribution a load of mumbo-jumbo (as if it was some sort of myth attribute) is pretty absurd.
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    Charlie Foley Full Member

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    Is your username something to do with Star and if so what are you doing in Armagh
  6. Threadmark: 6 year contract agreed?
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    el3mel Full Member

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    SteveW Full Member

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    Either he turns his 18 month slump of shit form around and this is great news or we've Sanchezd ourselves again. Time will tell.
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    United_We_Stand Full Member

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    clarkydaz Full Member

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    that's what, 18m a year? :eek:
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    strandty Full Member

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    £375,000 a week it works out at...will probably include bonuses etc, we know what the press are like quoting United transfer fees and wages :)
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    Hope his dropsies was temporary or we're in for a bad season when he starts chucking them in again. Especially as no-one's taking on those wages for a goalie with chocolate wrists.
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  12. Jul 20, 2019

    lysglimt Full Member

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    So OGS has got DDG, Rashford, McTominay to sign new contracts - signed AWB, Dan James, more or less moved Gomes, Rashford og Chong into the first team Squad, brought back optimism by playing youngsters, and playing attacking football.

    Yeah it was a mistake to hire him
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    el3mel Full Member

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    It's a ridiculous salary. I really hope he's going to deliver.
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    snowkarl New Member

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    Obviously very happy DDG is staying but unless his form picks up and he radically improves and returns his form from 2-3 years ago and we want to replace him in 1-2 seasons, we'll be paying him that entire 120m no matter what. You can not sell players on this kind of salary and we already have Sanchez, Rojo, Darmian et al eating up 600kpw...

    Hopefully he can kick on and do even better than before though.
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    Are contracts often as long as 6 years?
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    He's worth it to be honest. I've got no issue with great players earning crazy money.
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    ClaytonBlackmoorLeftPeg Full Member

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    Indeed.

    Allegedly no one would want to play for OGS, who will be out of a job before Christmas... liking the shift to a younger more dynamic team.

    Really good news that DDG is going to resign. Could be the next captain?
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    Brophs The one and only

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    On the one hand, pay De Gea more money than Phillip Green has paid in settlements for being a sex case, but on the other....Jordan Pickford. So....
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    Bastian Full Member

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    Delighted with that.
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    clarkydaz Full Member

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    would he play for OGS on 250k a week?
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    Red_toad Full Member

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    It’s probably a 5 plus 1 deal.
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    3KDré Full Member

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    This is a very poor idea. Very disappointed.
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    WR10 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    18m a year signed. What a steal.
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    So if you are Dean Henderson, do you sign a contract extension?
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    ClaytonBlackmoorLeftPeg Full Member

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    Are you seriously suggesting that we have to pay players an extra £100k per week because OGS is the manager?
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    paulscholes18 Full Member

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    Happy it’s been sorted out
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    marktan Full Member

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    Feck me our wages must be ballooning right?

    Dave deserves it though, one shaky season doesn't erase the previous 5 or so of being solid.
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    clarkydaz Full Member

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    what the hell has this contract stand off refusing to resign been about? He was stalling on a contract when Jose was here. nobody has been in for him
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    Crashoutcassius Full Member

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    one of the best gks in the world just committed the rest of his career to us.
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    Trophy Room Full Member

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    This is not a good deal.
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    pascell Full Member

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    Reportedly he is doing before going back to Sheff Utd on loan.
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    6 years is mad. He will be 30 next year. Should have offered him a 1+1 deal.
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    6 year loan perhaps!
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    FootyGirl88

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    Not sure how I feel about this..
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    C'est Moi Cantona Full Member

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    Leaves a bit of a bad taste, the guy has wanted out virtually since he became a top keeper, it's just circumstance, and lack of offers have stopped it happening.
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    pascell Full Member

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    Why 6 year? Henderson would get cup games and some league games, plenty to go around.
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    Red00012 Full Member

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    Great news about signing a new club contract, I’m not sure about the 6 years though considering we have Henderson coming through.
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    The interviews I've seen and read suggest Henderson won't want to be a long term number 2.

    Who knows though.
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    Tom Van Persie No relation

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    I'm just happy we've got this sorted. Now hopefully we won't hear speculation on him leaving every summer.
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    Red00012 Full Member

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    Give it a rest he was available on a free next season and he would have had a pick of clubs. Never asked for a transfer request. Even when the fax machine broke did he sulk? Delighted he’s signed.